Transit: Freedom through Geometry
Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy. He has been a full-time consultant since 1991 and has led numerous major planning projects in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2238 Public Affairs
Much of the public debate about public transit is about technology. Should we build cheap functional things or expensive sexy ones, and if the latter, which are the sexiest? Jarrett Walker proposes that we shift our focus to the underlying geometry of transit, especially when thinking about how to design transit-oriented communities. A clearer focus on transit's intrinsic geometry helps us diagnose some spectacular recent failures, and identify more reliable foundations for both transit and community planning.
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Sponsor(s): Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies